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'''Nikola Tesla''' (; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineering|mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla for a short time as a consultant. His work in the formative years of electric-power development was involved in a corporate alternating...
Honorific prefix| name = Nikola Tesla
Birth name| birth_date = {{Birth date|1856|7|10|df=yes}}
Birth placeSmiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia)
Death date{{Death date and age|1943|1|7|1856|7|10|df=yes}}
Death placeNew York City, New York (state)|New York, United States
Death causeCoronary thrombosis
CitizenshipAustrian (in 1891 prior to becoming an American citizen){{sfn|Carlson|2013|p=138}}
American {{No wrap|(30 July 1891 – 7 January 1943)}}
EthnicitySerbs|Serb
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EducationGraz University of Technology (dropped out)
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